Okay, So I will admit I am a spring season person…I love everything about spring time. It all feels new and fresh and wonderful. The heat starts kicking in and that summer sun takes over my days…making my job as a farm a lot less enjoyable. But that is all part of it and friends the summer heat is steadily rising out there where the wild thangs grow. This weekend we will be seeing the last of the lettuces and the salad greens in our CSA baskets and at the market. June is a transitional month for crops with the cool season produce ending and the warm season crops coming on. This week we will be harvesting swiss chard and sugar snap peas. These are one of my favorite crops to grow mostly because I get to snack on them while I and working out in the field.
Sugar snap peas are wonderful to eat raw. You can toss them into salads pod and all. You don’t need to shell these type of peas and they are really good lightly steamed as well. The kids like them for their sweet taste and yes they are healthy too:)
Another fresh harvest this week at the market and in our CSA is Swiss Chard. I tend to think of this wonderful large leaf green as the spinach of warm weather. It is in the beet family and very mild in taste. Just a quick sauté and it’s ready. By all mean chop up the stem as well it has great texture and taste great too.
The flowers are beginning to bud out and some are blooming but we are still a week or so away from any real showing in the flower department but once they do start it is an amazing sight for the next few months.
We are a couple of weeks away from our blackberries being ready and I will tell you I can’t wait. It looks like a bumper crop this year on the blackberry patch. There are buds all over the plants. This week we are sowing more tomatoes and squash and beans and still even more flowers. Although the days are getting hotter the work doesn’t stop…but that must be why God made good cold creeks to cool off in:)
CSA News & Update
This Saturday is a pickup date please remember to bring your baskets back to the farm we are running short.
For those that would like to cut an extra bag of lettuce and kale for your baskets you are welcome to. Just asked Jane for an extra bag and head on out to the field and help your self.
The last of the Strawberry/Rhubarb pies…freshly baked and delicious!
Brown butter & Banana muffins
Strawberry lemonade muffins
Lavender Short bread cookies…OMG these are to die for! Made with our lavender and our own freshly churned sweet cream butter!